American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Status

ANCC Magnet RecognitionInova Alexandria Hospital is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence.

In addition to receiving its Magnet designation, Inova Alexandria also achieved four "exemplars" for top performance in the prevention of central line bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, hospital-acquired pressure injuries and patient burns in the ambulatory setting. Examplars are nationally recognized best practice models.

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U.S. News & World Report: Among the Best in Washington, DC Area

Best Hospitals badgeFor the 2023–2024 awards year, Inova Alexandria Hospital has earned the distinction of being tied for #8 Best Hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and tied for #9 Best Hospital in the state of Virginia.

High Performing in Clinical and Surgical Areas

U.S. News & World Report also has ranked Inova Alexandria Hospital as “High Performing” for the following specialty areas or procedures:

  • Back surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Knee replacement
  • Heart attack
  • Hip replacement
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke

About U.S. News "Best Hospitals" rankings

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care. Nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide were evaluated in 13 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.

150 top places to work in healthcare for 2023

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Inova is proud to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 150 top places to work in healthcare for 2023.

This national list recognizes hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that invest in their team member well-being, satisfaction and fulfillment, including benefits, professional development, inclusive work environments and work-life balance.

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gold sealInova Alexandria Hospital has earned recognition as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. This means we have demonstrated excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions. We are one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction.

gold sealInova Alexandria has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation for hip and knee replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

gold sealInova Alexandria Hospital was the fourth hospital in the country to receive this new advanced stroke certification from the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TCS), this designation certifies that Inova Alexandria Hospital meets the rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT).

Joint Commission Gold SealInova Alexandria Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation as a spine center of excellence by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. This is a nationally recognized standard of care placing Inova among a select group of hospital nationwide to achieve excellence in spine care. The Inova Spine Program uses advanced and innovative pain management, rehabilitation, and surgical treatments to help get you to your best quality of life.

ACS sealAmerican College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

The NAPBC improves all aspects of breast cancer and disease care, including screening, prevention, and early detection, as well as accurate diagnosis, and correct treatments for breast cancer. By setting the highest standards, the NAPBC ensures that breast centers provide the most comprehensive breast care based on scientific evidence about what works best for each and every patient.

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ACS sealAmerican College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer. The CoC promotes cancer prevention, treatment, survival, education, and ensuring comprehensive, coordinated quality cancer care. The CoC also integrates the latest advances in research and technology.

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NAEC Level 3 badgeInova Alexandria Hospital has accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) and continues to be a certified Level 3 epilepsy center.

U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024)

Inova Alexandria Hospital has been recognized with high-performing ratings for Heart and Vascular Care in the specialties of heart attack and heart failure.

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American College of Cardiology Award for Heart Attack Treatment

NCDR sealInova Alexandria Hospital once again received the American College of Cardiology's MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. This award reflects our commitment and success in delivering the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.

AACVPR Certified

Logo: AACVPRInova Alexandria Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) Inova Schar Heart and Vascular's comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are certified for adherence to rigorous national standards and guidelines.

Inova Alexandria Hospital Earns Silver Level Safe Sleep Certification 

Inova Alexandria Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as Silver level for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to SUID and accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Inova Alexandria Hospital is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and providing training programs for healthcare team members, and family caregivers.

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gold badgeExcellence in Stroke Care: Get With The Guidelines®

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized the Inova Stroke Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital with three Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus recognitions for excellence in stroke care and treatment:

  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
  • Advanced Therapy
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

These recognitions indicate that stroke assessment and services at Inova Alexandria Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Learn more

Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN Go Clear AwardInova Alexandria Hospital received the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.

The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to recognize healthcare facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and health care worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. Inova Alexandria Hospital earned its award by undergoing comprehensive surgical smoke education and testing and for providing the medical devices and resources necessary to evacuate surgical smoke during all smoke-generating procedures.

Inova Alexandria Hospital has received recognition for superior care of women during and after childbirth and for care of women receiving surgery for treat of diseases and conditions of the female reproduction system.

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ – 2019
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ – 2019

APEX logoThe Inova Alexandria Hospital radiation oncology program is accredited as a center of excellence (APEx) by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). APEx accreditation demonstrates commitment to high standards of safety and quality in the practice of radiation and oncology and that we practice patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinating treatment, and engaging patients and their families as partners in care.

Gold sealThe Inova Cancer Center – Alexandria was the first in Northern Virginia accredited by the American College of Radiology, demonstrating the highest level of quality and patient safety.


chamber of commerce business awardOn October 1, 2020, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored the best businesses and nonprofit organizations in Alexandria. In recognition of our team members serving thousands of Alexandria residents and stepping up to the challenge of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Inova Alexandria Hospital was awarded the Best Overall Business Award.

Environmental Excellence award seal

All five of Inova hospitals have once again received the Environmental Excellence Award along with the System for Change Award for our commitment and progress toward environmental stewardship and sustainability. The awards are administered by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. These awards recognize health systems, hospital facilities, health sector suppliers and member organizations for their work on waste minimization, green buildings, alternative transportation, sustainable purchasing and more.